The Petty pitting and race prep was lacking. This car was the fastest in practice and sat on the pole. He led for maybe 3/4 of a lap and then had to pit for brake work. He lost about a dozen laps before he could get back out onto the track and then swapped fastest lap times with Parnelli for a good part of the race. He never could make up those lost laps though and ended up in 6th place.